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Member # 42288
posted 08-13-2010 07:10 PM
Hello, I went to my Gyno today and she perscribed for me to take Folic acid as long as I'm taking the birth control pills, I'm using bc for acne, period and actual contraception, and mY dr knows this. she said folic acid is a good vitmani and mentioned she wants it to take something away from my body or something like that, she said its a real good vitmanim, I got home and i read about it and its good for pregnanct women to take.... she knows I dnt wanna get pregnant she doesnt really want me to get preg either because when I first told her she said always use a condom and what not, now my question is will the folic acid in anyway comprimise the effect of my birth control pills, will it cause for me to get pregnant? thank you
Member # 35643
posted 08-14-2010 08:39 AM
Folic acid is not known to compromise the effectiveness of birth control pills or make it more likely for you to get pregnant. I don't really understand what she said about taking something away from your body.
Member # 42288
posted 08-14-2010 11:09 PM
I dont either but I know it has something to do with my acne or whatnot, But she said its a good vitamin in general && I should thank her for it, But as long as it doesnt comprimise the bc pills im fine
Member # 45568
posted 08-15-2010 01:59 AM
Folic acid really is an amazing thing. It is definitely important for pregnant women and those wishing to become pregnant, but it does so much more for everyone, namely allowing for DNA synthesis and repair, along with a host of other things to keep us healthy and functioning. It's especially important for fair-skinned people, as its precursor is more likely to me damaged by the sun for people with less melanin. It's actually one of the reasons for the variance in human skin color according to evolutionary roots.
But no, it does not interfere with your birth control. I can't think of a reason why it would help with your acne, (I'm a biology student, not a doctor) but it can help with some of the side effects of some hormonal birth controls. Also if your brand of birth control causes heavier periods, or you had heavy periods before, your gyn could be concerned about you becoming anemic, which folic acid can help to prevent. You could always call her up and ask why she prescribed it for you. It's always a good idea to know why you're taking things :]